“Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment,” Hutaree.com reads. “The only thing on earth to save the testimony and those who follow it, are the members of the testimony, til the return of Christ in the clouds. We, the Hutaree, are prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren’t. We will still spread the word, and fight to keep it, up to the time of the great coming.”
Jesus never, and I repeat never said, “to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.” In fact, He said just the opposite. He said, he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. While we should be prepared to defend our family in times of emergencies, like the lawlessness that plagued the good people of New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, in no way should we organize a raid against a group or anyone else for that matter, just because they have a different ideology than we do. That’s what great about our country, the rule of law, not the gun.
I believe we are in the last days. I BLOG about this, and appear on many shows discussing the signs that seem to be pointing to the return of our Lord. For people who don’t know about Biblical prophecy a group like the Hutaree can do more damage than good. They come off as fanatics, and wild-eyed loons. They also take scripture out of context like the passage I pointed to above.
We are accelerating toward a war in the middle east. We see that earthquakes, famines and war and rumors of war are growing in frequency and intensities. However we are told to watch for these signs not to form militias and target other groups and people who may not agree with us. In Israel there is a group that is trying to force the rebuilding of the third temple in Jerusalem. Here’s the link to an article that reports on this growing movement in Israel:
I believe that we will see the rebuilding of the temple without the destruction of the Dome of the Rock. The person who orchestrates this will be none other than the Antichrist. Some of you may disagree with me and that’s fine, but when I read an article like the one I linked to above, it becomes very clear that this will, at some point become a reality. Prophecy is the future written in advance to show us that there is a good God that is outside our space/time continuum. Much of the prophecy which has not been fulfilled centers around the nation of Israel. Those who hold to the tenants that the church is Israel will never have a clear understanding of prophecy.
In closing todays post, passages in the Bible have been misinterpreted throughout the centuries. It is why we are told to take the whole of God’s word and not to cherry pick one scripture that support one position. My friend Bill Salus, who has appeared on Acceleration Radio several times believes that the next major prophetic event will be the fulfilment of Psalm 83. He may be right! However, I believe that this already occurred in the war of 67. We agree to disagree and we watch and see what will come to pass. That’s a healthy view on the end times and Biblical prophecy. Sadly, Biblical prophecy will be taken out of context by the media, and that which was given to us by a good God and separates the Bible from any other book on the planet will be looked at with suspicion, thanks in part from this group taking what it says out of context…..